- Must be available for three weeks during the summer (June 7th-September 3rd). Weeks do not need to be consecutive; Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
- Mandatory EIT Training June 7th 2021 10:00-4:00
Riverbend believes that amazing things happen when a child spends time in nature.
Studies show that when kids spend time in nature they:
- Think more creatively and critically
- Are more social and less likely to be bullied or experience bullying
- Feel less stressed, allowing their emotional development to flourish
- Increase their fitness level and distance vision.
Riverbend is looking for energetic and motivated students between the ages of 16 and 18, to assist with our summer camp program and have a positive impact on the lives and education of younger children. Educators-In-Training will spend their time assisting professional educators and assistant educators with group management, daily activities, modeling of appropriate behavior, and providing nurturing support of campers. In addition, EITs will get to participate in activities with the children, including games, nature exploration, field trips, and more. EITs work primarily with our youngest campers and are a vital part to the success of the program.
- Must be age 16 or older by June 7, 2021.
- 25 hours of cumulative experience working with children in a CIT program, babysitting, community experience, or similar experience.
- Experience working with multiple age groups of children.
- An excitement for the great outdoors and a passion for sharing it with children.
EIT’s perform a vital role in Riverbend’s summer camp program. Depending on the EIT’s time and growth in the position there will be potential for increased responsibilities throughout the summer including but not limited to check in and check out, leading an Activity Day program, and planning and implementing lessons. Basic duties include:
- Assisting camp staff with assigned tasks that help with the general management of educational groups, primarily for children 3-6 years of age.
- Providing a role model for the younger children on the appropriate ways to behave at camp and how to successfully explore the natural world.
- Assisting with the leading of Circle Time and Activity Day.
- Assisting with implementation of lesson plans and activities.
- Assisting with the clean-up of education spaces, including picnic areas, outdoor classroom, supply room and others.
- Assisting with camper lunch.
- Successful completion of pre-employment screening including drug test and Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background check.
- Ability to work actively outdoors during the hot summer months and in all weather conditions.
- No allergy to plants, animals or chemicals that may be used on the job that may interfere with ability to perform work.
- Ability to safely lift, carry, and load 40 lbs at a distance of 50 ft.
- No impairment of sight, smell, hearing, touch, balance or agility of movement (which cannot be corrected with appropriate devices) that may interfere with ability to perform work.
- Ability to follow all COVID-19 safety procedures
Please download your application here and submit to:
Julia Boyer, Education Coordinator
Thank you so much for considering joining Riverbend’s growing summer camp community! By taking part in our EIT program, you will build your resume, gain valuable leadership experience, meet new people, and have a fantastic summer outdoors!